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Simulated @Prompt using lotus script

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014889D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Oct-29
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a technique for creating an input for Lotus Script that resembles the @Prompt in Lotus Notes formula language. This technique allows Lotus Script to present the user with the same Interface that would be obtained using formula language functions. An object of this technique is to provide a means of user input to a Lotus Script function/program that resembles that of formula language input providing a consistent User Interface (UI). Typically a combination of Lotus Script and Formula Language would be combined to perform this technique. However, using the usual technique causes an erroneous message to appear to the user "Agent must be run from View Window". Using this new technique eliminates the need to use both Formula Language and Lotus Script to create the desired application result. This technique has: 1. A Dialog Box which resembles the fromula language @Prompt function. This dialog box must contain the following fields: